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Vose Elementary shows off new STEAM school

October 6, 2017
In The News


Vose Elementary School showed off its brand new building Friday.

Thanks to a bond, the Beaverton School District was able to redo the school. The green and grey building houses hundreds of students. In an assembly on Friday, the principal, Veronica Galvan, and staff showed off the new school to parents and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.The school took about a year to build.

"Went right down to the wire the kids and the families weren't allowed in the building until the first day of school,” Galvan said.

With the renovation, the school transformed. It became a STEAM school. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici got a tour of the school after the assembly, that’s where she was able to talk to some of the students working on tablets.

"One of the girls was from Cambodia, and she was looking on Google Maps and finding where she used to live in Cambodia and showing her classmates," Bonamici said.

Galvan explained that at title schools, often the focus is reading, but she knows these kids are capable of more. She wants people to know, this is more than a new building. These walls will mold future mathematicians, engineers, artists, and most importantly -- they'll house dreamers.

“I want them to know they have options. They're smart. They're capable. They can contribute back this community that supported such an amazing bond,” Galvan said.

There are multiple other schools being redone thanks to the bond, that includes SATO, William Walker and Hazeldale.